CAIRO - 27 August 2022: The Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee at the Egyptian Senate directed a number of important parliamentary recommendations to the government in line with the objectives of social protection programs.
The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 in the field of competence of the committee.
The recommendation demands to reconsider the value of financial support in order to increase it, to achieve objectives of social protection programmes.
The parliamentary committee, headed by Representative Mohamed Heiba, recommended increasing the number of beneficiaries among elderly people who receive social care, and activating the elderly escort job for those residing in their homes.
In its report, the committee stressed the importance of strengthening partnership with the private sector by enabling it to establish nurseries to compensate for the deficit allocated in the state plan during the fiscal year, amounting to 32%.
It is also working to ensure that the ration cards are directed to the neediest and most deserving families, and to strengthen inclusion efforts The financial framework and the completion of the enhanced legislative frameworks, including the crowdfunding law, in a way that contributes to the economic empowerment of women.
The committee noted the importance to simplify the procedures for obtaining integrated services cards with regard to the cost of medical examinations, for people with disabilities, while creating a unified database for services provided to them.
The committee called for the development of an action plan to expand partnerships with civil society, enhance capacity-building and the governance of the civil labor organization, with tight control over various aspects of funding, while increasing the value of funding directed to civil society.
It is noteworthy that Law No. 2 of 2021 issuing the Senate’s internal regulations set the competencies of the Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee, including the draft general plan for social and economic development, rights and freedoms, national legislation and international conventions related to human rights, issues related to international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, human rights reports of the National Council for Human Rights, and aspects related to human rights in the reports of national councils, independent bodies and regulatory bodies.
This comes in addition to complaints submitted by citizens and bodies regarding human rights, as well as social solidarity, social justice and social solidarity, social security, social care and relief, social defense and juvenile care and social rehabilitation, child and maternity care, breadwinners, the elderly and women most in need and protection, and family planning.
The committee is also concerned with the rights of persons with disabilities and dwarves, charitable and social associations and institutions, social planning, social research and social development (productive families - vocational training, displacement and settlement, new and disadvantaged communities, the work of the National Center for Social and Criminal Research, care for the displaced, families of fighters, the martyrs of the homeland, the wounded and martyrs of the revolution and fighters).
In addition to, the injured, the families of the missing soldiers in war, the victims of the security operations, their spouses, their children and their parents, the policies and legislations related to human rights, social solidarity, the family and persons with disabilities, and other issues within the competence of the ministries and agencies concerned with human rights, social solidarity affairs, the family, and persons with disabilities.